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Folk on the Dock 2017

Saturday 26th August - Monday 28th August
Next on: Saturday 26th August

11.00 am - 06.00 pm


Following on from the amazing success of last year’s inaugural event, Folk on the Dock – the festival showcasing the very best in folk, roots and acoustic music – returns to Albert Dock on August 26-28. The first artists confirmed to appear on the free Dock Stage include the Brighton based, multi-award winning band, Moulettes, former Coral guitarist, Lee Southall – who recently released his debut, solo album, Iron In The Fire – and Anglo/Americana trio, Wildwood Kin, who will be releasing their new album just a few weeks prior to the festival.

Legendary radio presenter and LIPA patron, Janice Long will be returning to host the Dock Stage. Each day she will be introducing one new act of her own choice in a newly launched feature of ‘Janice Long Presents…’.

As part of Albert Dock Liverpool’s 175 strategy, Folk on the Dock will bring together the city’s rich music and maritime heritage in one big celebration of live music over the three days. Folk on the Dock also incorporates The Liverpool Sea Shanty Festival, which continues to attract an impressive line-up of international performers. These include Belgium duo, 2sheets2thewind, all female Dutch choir, Viswjvenkoor – who plan on having no one leave the Dock musically untouched – and, after celebrating 80 years since its original formation, Norwegian choir, Risor Shanty will also be performing. Seeing a welcome return to Folk on the Dock is local duo, Trim Rig and a Doxy, who will lead the Shanty Festival.

Folk on the Dock is produced by Martin and Marina Blore of Fit the Bill, in association with Albert Dock. Fit the Bill has considerable experience of delivering large scale events and West End shows. Promoters and curators for the festival already include Shanty UK and Bido Lito!

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